Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Easter PEEPS & COMPANY® Giveaway, Coconut Nest Recipe, and Discount Code

Here at ChiIL Mama we've loved partnering up with PEEPS & COMPANY® for Christmas, Valentine's Day and now the holiday that started it all... Easter. We have a sweet recipe below, a great giveaway, and a rockin' discount for all our readers. 

Disclosure: PEEPS & COMPANY® provided us with complimentary products for review and for our givewaway, all information and discount codes. As always, all opinions are our own.

Spring has sprung and that means a plethora of PEEPS & COMPANY® fun for every taste! Easter is early this year, March 27th, so get hopping. 

ENTER HERE  Enter Here through midnight 3/24 for your chance to WIN!
(U.S. residents only, no P.O. boxes) 

One of ChiIL Mama’s lucky readers will receive ALL the PEEPS & COMPANY® candy items listed here to use as Easter goodies!! 

• PEEPS® Orange Delight Flavored Marshmallow Dipped in Orange 
• PEEPS® Marshmallow Chicks
• PEEPS® Marshmallow Bunnies
• PEEPS® Decorated Eggs
• PEEPS® Party Cake Flavored Marshmallow Chicks
• PEEPS® Sour Watermelon Flavored Marshmallow Chicks
• PEEPS® Chocolate Dipped Mousse Flavored Marshmallow Chicks
• PEEPS® Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Chicks
• PEEPS® Rainbow Pop
• MIKE AND IKE® Easter Treats
• MIKE AND IKE® Jellybeans
• HOT TAMALES® Jellybeans

(*NOTE: Pictured PEEPS® PEEPSTERS®, PEEPS® Lime Delight Flavored Marshmallow, PEEPS® Chocolate Mousse Flavored Marshmallow Bunnies, and PEEPS®  Sugar Free Marshmallow Chicks are currently unavailable. Giveaway winners will not receive the 5-inch PEEPS® Plush, PEEPS® earbuds, or PEEPS® luggage tag, though these are available for purchase.)

All of ChiIL Mama's readers are winners with this discount code! 
Discount code: EASTERTREATS
valid for 20% off your purchase at through April 15, 2016 HERE

Want something fun that will outlast the sugar overload? PEEPS & COMPANY® Easter products include earbuds, soft plushies, and even a 
luggage tag! 

PEEPS & COMPANY® challenged ChiIL Mama to design a unique Easter basket, that would playfully display all the tasty treats they sent us. So we bought an adorable PEEPS & COMPANY® bunny bucket at our local Walgreens and multicolored, paper Easter grass to match. Do we know how to rock a theme or what?! I could see this PEEPS & COMPANY® bunny bucket having fun adventures with little ones in the garden this spring, the beach, and beyond, instead of being stored away with the Easter decor!

Peeptacular Toasted Coconut Nests
An original recipe by ChiIL Mama
(makes a dozen nests)

This Easter favorite is simple to DIY and it's extra tasty with PEEPS & COMPANY® jelly beans. 


Hot Tamales and Mike and Ike Jelly Beans by PEEPS & COMPANY® 
1 (11.5 oz.) bag of milk chocolate baking chips
2 cups shredded coconut 
1 tablespoon butter
Parchment paper or wax paper

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or spray with non-stick spray and spread coconut in a thin layer. Coconut spray is a healthy alternative that goes great with these treats. Preheat oven to 350°. Place in the oven for about 8-10 minutes, or until coconut is light brown. Keep an eye on it toward the end of your toasting time and stir it a bit if necessary. Remove from the oven.

Line counter with parchment or wax paper in a square big enough for 10-12 nests. Melt chocolate chips and tablespoon of butter in a microwave safe bowl, stirring every 30 seconds till melted. Do not over cook. Remove from microwave.

Mix toasted coconut into chocolate mixture and spoon onto the parchment or wax paper. Shape it into a nest and press in on the center. Shape and add MIKE AND IKE® jelly beans and/or HOT TAMALES® cinnamon jelly beans (our favorite!!) once all the nests are on your paper. Let them cool down and enjoy!

This was such a tempting treat, I left them to cool down and all the nests vanished before I could snap a shot!  Somehow I don't think the Easter Bunny snuck them into a sack for delivery Sunday. I'm going to try to make more today and get my photo shoot in before the kids appear and these all too tasty nests disappear.


PEEPS & COMPANY® 2016 Easter Offerings Information

5-inch PEEPS® Plush: Spread the joy of PEEPS® when you give this plush PEEPS® chick as a gift to those of any age (assortment of colors).

PEEPS® earbuds: If you need a sweet bit of time to yourself, let your favorite yellow PEEPS Chick take you away with your favorite music through these PEEPS earbuds. Get a dose of stress relief, in stereo, every time you put them on and crank up the tunes!

PEEPS® luggage tag: From candy to cute accessory, these PEEPS® luggage tags add a pop of color and whimsy to your gear (assortment of colors).

PEEPS® Orange Delight Flavored Marshmallow Dipped in Orange Fudge: These three Chicks are orange delight flavored and dipped in orange fudge to enhance the flavor. Share them with your friends or keep them for yourself!

PEEPS® Marshmallow Chicks: The five and 15 count packages of the iconic PEEPS® Chicks are available in classic Easter colors including yellow, pink, blue, lavender, green, and orange Chicks! The 10 count package of Chicks is available in all of the classic Easter colors as well as white.

PEEPS® Marshmallow Bunnies: The four count bunnies come in classic yellow, pink and blue colors. The 12 count bunnies come in classic colors as well as lavender, white, green and orange. The 16 count are packaged in classic colors plus lavender and green.

Chicks: Back by popular demand, PEEPS® offers a sugar-free Chick! The Chick is perfect as an Easter basket essential and baked good enhancement.

PEEPS® Decorated Eggs: Nine white eggs iced with pastel colors in 3 unique designs, these eggs are great for recipes, crafts and immediate consumption.

PEEPS® Party Cake Flavored Marshmallow Chicks: Ten delicious vanilla cake flavored marshmallow chicks sprinkled with fun rainbow confetti.

PEEPS® Sour Watermelon Flavored Marshmallow Chicks: Sweet and sour flavors collide to create a burst of watermelon in these ten green chicks with a blush pink center.

PEEPS® Chocolate Dipped Mousse Flavored Marshmallow Chicks: Three delectable chocolate mousse-flavored Chicks dipped in either creamy milk or dark chocolate.

PEEPS® PEEPSTERS®: Bite-size combination of delectable chocolate and delicious marshmallow flavored crème. Available in creamy milk chocolate or rich dark chocolate varieties. 

PEEPS® Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Chicks: Individually wrapped marshmallow chicks covered in either milk or dark chocolate.

PEEPS® Rainbow Pop: Four chicks in colors yellow, green, pink and blue marshmallow on a stick- it’s like a colorful PEEPS® lollipop.

MIKE AND IKE® Easter Treats: Bring chewy, fruity goodness this Easter season with a 10 oz. gift bag of MIKE AND IKE® Easter Treats flavors. Filled with grape, pineapple-banana, strawberry, lemon-lime, and cherry-flavored MIKE AND IKE® candies – and all made with real fruit juice – this gift will put a spring in anybody's step as the bright new season gets underway.

MIKE AND IKE® Jellybeans: The Assorted Fruits MIKE AND IKE® JELLY BEANS are a fan favorite. 

HOT TAMALES® Jellybeans:  Celebrate Easter with our cinnamon-flavored jelly beans (14 oz. package)

Disclosure: PEEPS & COMPANY® provided us with complimentary products for review and for our givewaway, all information, and discount codes. As always, all opinions are our own.



  1. I have always love Hot Tamales. I eat them all year long but just recently I tried a sour watermelon peep and it was really good.

  2. I love all the different Peeps!

  3. I love the chocolate covered peeps

  4. I love the chocolate covered peeps. Anything with chocolate is my favorite!